Ohio Questions & Answers

Q: immigration office did a mistake and now i have to fill more paperwork out, plus pay money for it.what can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 26, 2016

People applying for visas and green cards are often required to interview at the consulate in their home country. You may want to get an immigration attorney involved in this. Is your daughter legally present in the US or she somewhere else entirely? Are you even from Frankfurt? If she is here legally, you need to file to adjust her status and may be filing the wrong paperwork altogether.
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Q: I own a Address Curb Painting business, we received a ticket for not having a village permit

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Construction Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 26, 2016

That could be an interesting selective prosecution case, but by and large, if you are required to have a license, you are required to have a license. If you get the license and challenge the ticket in court, you will probably get a minimal penalty. Are you unable to obtain the license for some reason?
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Q: Is there any attorney out there that fights for civil rights of an exfelon that happens to date a bankruptcy attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Contracts for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 26, 2016

You're in a tough spot. Here's the run down on the expungement laws. First, you cannot seal the OVI. That isn't a huge concern because it probably isn't the OVI which is alarming your landlord. Unfortunately, It is also likely you cannot seal anything. But, I would need to review your entire record to be sure.

You can seal a record if the offense is eligible, and you are an eligible offender. Violent felonies and offenses which are first degree misdemeanors with a victim under the age...
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Q: What is deception to obtain a dangerous drug

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 26, 2016

Typically, a fake prescription.
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Q: Can i sue the 27 year old man who had sex with my 15 year old mentally disabled daughter

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 24, 2016

Possible but unlikely for you. Most resitution awards are for out of pocket. And if he is a low life and has no money, what will you collect the award from? Best bet is to cooperate with the police, help get the word out about this type of thing. Suggest you contact a member of the Ohio Association for Justice--they give free consultations.
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Q: My wife went behind me and filed taxes separately and claimed kids. I am primary wage earner is she allowed to do this.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Tax Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 22, 2016

You should contact an attorney for a consultation as soon as possible. When it comes to the IRS it is always best to seek legal advice. There are many factors that need to be considered and speaking/meeting with an attorney will help you clear up your legal rights.
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Q: My wife and I are going through with a dissolution. If we make an agreement on child support can/will the judge be ok...

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 22, 2016

The bottom line is that it all depends on the Judge. Depending on your local Court rules, in order to deviate child support from the actual worksheet calculation, the parties or one of your attorneys will have include specific language to justify the deviation. There are many factors that go into this. I recommend that you consult with an attorney in your jurisdiction to review this matter.and make sure that your agreement is in compliance with local Court rules. Good luck to you.
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Q: is it true you can call the bar association and get a lawyer to help for free

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 21, 2016

If you are considered indigent by the Public Defender's office in the county where the alleged incident took place, they will assign you a Public Defender for your case. Otherwise, I would advise you contact the local county where the incident took place to inquire about their lawyer referral service. Some attorneys to take pro bono work, but you would be best served speaking with the Public Defender's office or your lawyer referral service. Good luck to you.
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Q: Hello I want to sue my old neighbors and their landlord for a dog attack. Also possibly the county.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

This is mostly in the realm of person injury. I wouldn't get your hopes up about suing the county. They have qualified immunity.It is also unclear how this dog incident could have cost you your job, other than perhaps a criminal charge you faced as a result of the incident, which again, I wouldn't get my hopes up trying to sue the county.
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Q: Can a cop search if someone tells them "he/she has contraband"

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

If you tell the police you have contraband, they will have little trouble convincing a court the search was proper. The second scenario is a more complicated. How intoxicated is this person? What indications are there that the intoxication is from an illegal substance as opposed to alcohol? What was the reason the cops were called to the house? Now that they are in the house, have the police had opportunity to observe anything else suspicious like the presence of paraphernalia or the smell of...
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Q: Can ex husband get a protection order against my boyfriend that states he does not want our children around boyfriend?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

It's possible a court could grant such an order. You would be given the opportunity to contest it if he tries.
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Q: my sons mom won't let me see him all of a sudden. I'm filing for joint custody. Who keeps him until court hearing??

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

If you were not married when he was born, she has custody until you file.
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Q: im a grandmother with att. child end charge can i still file for custody of grandchildren

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

You can still file, sure. The charge will probably be an issue though, particularly if it involved the child in question or is a pending case.
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Q: If a dad has no legal rights until he files for them do I have to let him see the child

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

Technically, no. But, do you really want to start off on this foot? If he is in fact the dad, the court WILL grant him visitation at a minimum, and may grant shared custody, and he WILL be angry.
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Q: So I just found out that a year ago my child's father tryed to date a 16 year old girl. He's is 26 now. Is this illegal?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 20, 2016

First, it isn't statutory rape unless there was some sexual activity, not just dating. Second, the age of consent in Ohio is 16. As 16 year old girl can consent to sexual activity, so, even if there was sex, there was no statutory rape. That's not to say the relationship was proper or you shouldn't be concerned. But, you do not want to go into court and falsely accuse a person of a crime, particularly a sex crime. You would have a defamation lawsuit to defend before you could blink.
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Q: I and my wife got married in Ghana 12 yrs ago. We are in the states and want to file for divorce. Can it be done here?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 19, 2016

Yes, you can file for divorce in Ohio as long as you meet the residency requirements of being domiciled in Ohio for the minimum period of time. Certified copies of the marriage license and other documents may be requested by the Court depending on the Court's local rules. Good luck to you!
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Q: Can a 17 year old make a police report on an Ohio assualt???

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2016

A witness is a witness. Under the common law, a child 10 or older is presumed to be a competent witness.
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Q: I sent 2 moneygrams payments 2 questions a friend & did not receive what I paid for. Can I file charges or it this civi?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 16, 2016

It's really unclear what happened from your question. Did you send money or was he supposed to receive a product? Have you made any efforts to straighten the situation out? Do you think you were swindled or could it simply be a mistake? If you were swindled, if the person had no intention of transferring the money or providing the product or service, it could be a criminal issue. If it is more of mistake sort of situation, it would be civil.
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Q: My son is on my car insurance and has 6 points on his driving record and recently charged with OVI will he lose driving?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 16, 2016

The court cannot grant driving privileges on a BMV 12 point except in the limited circumstances of an appeal of the 12 point, or if the reinstatement fee is the last thing that needs taken care of and a time extension is needed to get the money together. Your son should do two things. First, he should hire an attorney to defend the OVI. If he doesn't get convicted of OVI, he doesn't reach 12 points. Second, he should take a remedial driving course. This can provide a 2 point cushion, if done...
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Q: I am 18 years old and my girlfriend is 17 . Is it illegal to date if her mom does not agree with it ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 16, 2016

It is legal for you to date her. It is also legal for her mother to ban you from her property, and punish her for disobeying her rules.
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